A well-made German violin from the late 19th century Dresden maker, Alfred Moritz. This violin, the workshop’s well-known Excelsior model, has a sweet and warm tone, well balanced and ideally suited for chamber music. The back is of two pieces of quarter sawn maple, of medium width flaming, descending from the center seam. The top is of medium width spruce. Varnish is light brown over an amber ground.
The German Violin Making Tradition